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FCS Football: Top 25 Power Poll Following Week 11

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Monmouth rolled past Robert Morris 44-7 for its 16th straight Big South win, tying the conference record

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas?

Well, yeah, Selection Sunday in FCS college football feels like Christmas morning to many people, even with the first round of games following soon after over Thanksgiving weekend.

The stocking, er, dinner plate, er, playoff field is filling already with Sam Houston, UT Martin and Holy Cross. On Sunday, the entire 24-team field will come together.

Here’s the Athlon FCS Power Poll following Week 11 games:

1. Sam Houston
(9-0, 5-0 AQ7)
Previous Ranking: 1
Week 11 Result: 42-28 win over Eastern Kentucky
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Abilene Christian

2. James Madison
(9-1, 6-1 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 2
Week 11 Result: 32-22 win at William & Mary
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. Towson

3. North Dakota State
(9-1, 6-1 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 5
Week 11 Result: 49-17 win at Youngstown State
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. No. 14 South Dakota

4. Montana State
(9-1, 7-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 3
Week 11 Result: 20-13 win over Idaho
Next Game: Nov. 20 at No. 9 Montana

5. Eastern Washington
(8-2, 5-2 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 8
Week 11 Result: 38-20 win at UC Davis
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Portland State

6. Villanova
(8-2, 6-1 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 7
Week 11 Result: 33-14 win over Stony Brook
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Delaware

7. ETSU
(9-1, 6-1 Southern)
Previous Ranking: 9
Week 11 Result: 56-35 win at Western Carolina
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. No. 20 Mercer

8. Sacramento State
(8-2, 7-0 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 10
Week 11 Result: 49-20 win over Portland State
Next Game: Nov. 20 at No. 16 UC Davis

9. Montana
(8-2, 5-2 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 12
Week 11 Result: 30-3 win at Northern Arizona
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. No. 4 Montana State

10. Missouri State
(7-3, 6-2 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 13
Week 11 Result: 34-27 win over Northern Iowa
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Dixie State

11. UT Martin
(9-1, 5-0 Ohio Valley)
Previous Ranking: 14
Week 11 Result: 42-3 win at Tennessee Tech
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Southeast Missouri

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12. South Dakota State
(7-3, 4-3 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 4
Week 11 Result: 23-20 loss at South Dakota
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. North Dakota

13. Southern Illinois
(7-3, 5-2 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 15
Week 11 Result: 47-21 win at Indiana State
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. Youngstown State

14. South Dakota
(7-3, 5-2 Missouri Valley)
Previous Ranking: 18
Week 11 Result: 23-20 win over South Dakota State
Next Game: Nov. 20 at No. 3 North Dakota State

15. Southeastern Louisiana
(8-2, 6-1 Southland)
Previous Ranking: 16
Week 11 Result: 56-28 win over Northwestern State
Next Game: Nov. 18 vs. Nicholls

16. UC Davis
(8-2, 5-2 Big Sky)
Previous Ranking: 6
Week 11 Result: 38-20 loss to Eastern Washington
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. No. 8 Sacramento State

17. Kennesaw State
(9-1, 6-0 Big South)
Previous Ranking: 11
Week 11 Result: 28-24 win at North Alabama
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. No. 25 Monmouth

18. UIW
(8-2, 6-1 Southland)
Previous Ranking: 17
Week 11 Result: 27-23 win at Nicholls
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Houston Baptist

19. Rhode Island
(7-3, 4-3 CAA)
Previous Ranking: 25
Week 11 Result: 28-3 win over New Hampshire
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Elon

20. Mercer
(7-2, 6-1 Southern)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked|
Week 11 Result: 10-6 win over Chattanooga
Next Game: Nov. 20 at No. 7 ETSU

21. Jackson State
(9-1, 7-0 SWAC)
Previous Ranking: 22
Week 11 Result: 21-17 win at Southern
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. Alcorn State

22. Holy Cross
(8-2, 5-0 Patriot)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Week 11 Result: 52-24 win at Fordham
Next Game: No. 20 at Bucknell

23. Dartmouth
(8-1, 5-1 Ivy)
Previous Ranking: 23
Week 11 Result: 41-7 win over Cornell
Next Game: Nov. 20 at Brown

24. Chattanooga
(6-4, 5-2 Southern)
Previous Ranking: 19
Week 11 Result: 10-6 loss at Mercer
Next Game: Nov. 20 vs. The Citadel

Team of the Week

25. Monmouth
(7-3, 6-0 Big South)
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Week 11 Result: 44-7 win over Robert Morris

The Hawks tied the Big South record with a 16th straight conference win – all by 10 or more points. Tony Muskett had four touchdown passes for the second straight game and directed an offense that posted a season-high 508 yards. The defense allowed only 160 yards, the Hawks' second-lowest total since the 2012 season.

Next Game: Nov. 20 at No. 17 Kennesaw State

— Written by Craig Haley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Haley has covered the FCS level since 1999 and is the national writer for www.TheAnalyst.com. He appears frequently on radio, TV and podcasts to discuss everything FCS. Follow him on Twitter @CraigHaley.